Free Beads from Magpie Gemstones

I got some free, (yes free, one of my favorite words) beads from Magpie Gemstones!  http://www.magpiegemstones.com     I’m not sure what I will create with them yet but I’m playing with designs on my sketch pad.  Any ideas are welcome.    I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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6 Responses to Free Beads from Magpie Gemstones

  1. Yay! Congratulations, Zoraida! Whatever you do wit them, I’m sure the end result will be gorgeous! Have fun playing 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    Oh wow, what pretties…whatever you create I know will be beautiful….

    Linda C
    Journeys in Jewelry Design

  3. Shaiha says:

    Great beads! I just love her goddesses.

  4. Diane (Dewdrop Designs) says:

    Thank you for mentioning this company. I just checked out their site and found so many lovely items that I would love to have! I also wanted to tell you something. I have been seeing your jewelry around for a couple of months. And just found your blog recently. Yesterday and today I have been scrolling through starting from your most recent post and have made it all the way here so far. I find your work to be so inspiring. I have been a dissatisfied beader for a while, and while my items sell well at the local shop (I do not yet sell online), my desire is really wanting to get more into metal working. I can’t afford to take classes so I am teaching myself…which as you are self taught, you know can sometimes be a frustrating experience. My style is completely different from yours (although I would love to WEAR yours!), but I still find myself so inspired by your work. When I start to get frustrated, I look at pictures of your work. And now scrolling back through your blog, I can see the evolution of your work just over the past year, how your lines have more fluidity, etc. You are truly an inspiration. I just wanted you to know that….and to thank you.

  5. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you so much Diane! I am truly flattered by your compliments. Yes, http://magpiegemstones.com has some very beautiful things. I can’t always afford to buy them but I check them out all the time. Teaching yourself is hard but rewarding. I just learn better that way and have always taught myself whatever I know. I was a frustrated beader at one time, then expanded into wirework and now trying metalwork. It’s a great journey and one I’m sure is never completed. Being creative comes with a restlessness that is never satisfied. I look forward to seeing your work sometime. Do you have a facebook page?

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